Didier Dupont


National Institute of Agricultural Research. France.


Dr. Didier DUPONT is Senior Scientist at INRA and is leading the “Bioactivity & Nutrition” group in Rennes that is actively working on the relationships between the structure of dairy and egg products, their digestion in the gastrointestinal tract and the consequences on human health. To reach this goal he has developed in vitro static and dynamic models and has performed in vivo experiments on animal (pig and piglets) and human.
Didier DUPONT is the scientific coordinator of INFOGEST, an international network of more than 140 research institutions gathering 380 experts on food digestion from 40 countries (2011-present). He’s the main organizer of the International Conference on Food Digestion.
Didier DUPONT acts as an expert for evaluating scientific proposals in France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Ireland, Israel, The Netherlands, Poland and Serbia and for assessing new COST Actions. He’s a member of the scientific council of several French organizations.
He has written 100 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book chapters, has coordinated a book on “Structure and nutritional effects of food”, given 58 international conferences (40 invited) and is a member of the editorial board of Dairy Science and Technology, Food Digestion and Frontiers in Nutrition.